IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY OF THE MINISTRIES HERE AT QUEEN OF PEACE, PLEASE CONTACT THE RECTORY OR THE INDIVIDUAL LISTED.


LITURGY COMMITTEE MINISTRIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

Altar Servers:

Bonnie McDonald 215-887-2981
All children of the parish (fifth grade and older) are eligible to become Altar Servers, the only requirement being a willingness to be of service at the Altar of the Lord.

Altar Society:

Volunteers from the parish who take care of the altar linens, vestments, and cleaning the sanctuary .

Church Environment:

JeanAnn Discavage 215-350-3113
Decorators of the Church for the important events during the Liturgical Year, e.g. Advent, Christmas, Lent, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Easter, Pentecost and Confirmation when needed.

Eucharistic Adoration:

Janice Blusnavage H: 215-886-9733; C: 267-718-3440
Every Tuesday, September through June, Eucharistic Adoration takes place between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. If you are interested in keeping company with Jesus and can spare 15 minutes or more, please contact the coordinator. If you can’t commit to every week, please stop by for a visit with our Lord when you can.

Extraordinary Ministers:

Gerry Pompilii 215-659-4257
Nick Silveri 215-886-8094
These dedicated men and women assist in the distribution of Holy Communion during Mass and also bring Communion to the sick and homebound on a weekly basis. A period of training precedes one's commissioning as a Special Minister of the Eucharist. Usually parishioners are contacted by the Pastor and invited to become an Extraordinary Minister.

Guitar Group

The Guitar Group meets once a month -- at a location to be determined -- to practice for a Mass coordinated with the Music Director. We welcome all musical instruments and experienced musicians with familiarity of the Catholic Order of the Mass.

Lectors

Fred Lempa 215-885-0404
Lectors proclaim the Word of God at Mass and other liturgical services.

Music Ministry (Adult/Youth Choir & Cantors)

Marie DePasquale, Music Director 215-659-4127
Dee LeFevre, Organist 215-659-3368
The Music Ministry encompasses the Adult Choir, Youth Choir, and Cantors. Our goal is to praise our God and to lead His people in worship every time we gather together in church. The Adult Choir Director prepares music selections for Sunday worship and other Liturgical functions, presides over rehearsals, teaching music and listening for problem spots.
The Youth Choir is for students in grades 3 -12 and practices every Sunday morning at 8:30 am in church. The Adult Choir is for those older than 12th grade and rehearsals are Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm in church.

Ushers

Steve Gerini 215-887-8667
Ushers are a friendly and welcoming presence to those coming to worship at Queen of Peace. The ushers assist in the orderly execution of the Church functions and celebrations. They also help by distributing the announcements after each Mass.


CATECHIESES/EDUCATION MINISTRIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

RCIA/Adult Faith Formation

Anne Florian, DRE 215-886-3014
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults prepares men and women to receive the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist – and some to be full members of the Church.

Cathecists for PREP

Anne Florian, DRE 215-886-3014
Volunteer catechists are the heart and soul of our Parish Religious Education Program. They are committed to presenting the message of Jesus Christ in word and deed. If you have a desire to share your faith and are confident and comfortable with a group of children, perhaps the Holy Spirit is prompting you!

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Anne Florian, DRE 215-886-3014
Held during the 11:00 Mass. Our program is offered to children pre-k through 3rd grade. The Sunday readings are read and explained to the children at their level of understanding and they return to the congregation for the offertory.

Finance Council

In accordance with the revised Code of Canon Law, our parish has established a council composed of men and women selected by the parishioners and the pastor who are to advise him in the financial matters of the parish.

Jordan Journey/Baptism Prep

Bill & Donna Brennan 215-884-9264
Scott & Lauren Duffey 215-885-0258
Deacon Ray Jacobucci
Preparation of parents for the baptism of their child. First time parents must attend

Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council is an advisory board selected by the parishioners and the pastor. Their concern is to help the pastor with the vision and the direction of the parish in the years ahead as well as the present. They look at the spiritual, social, and structural needs of the parish

Vacation Church School

Anne Florian, DRE 215-886-3014
VCS is held each year around the last week of June (Monday thru Friday) from 9am to 12noon. VCS is a summer religious program open to children 4 years old through 5th grade. This fun filled week consists of class time, music, arts & crafts, and games. In addition, any student who will be in 6th thru 8th grades is invited to volunteer as a student aide. Students in 9th thru 12th grade can volunteer to be teachers. Meetings begin around February and are held once a month in the rectory.


COMMUNITY SERVICE/SOCIAL MINISTRIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

Aid for Friends

Maryanne Gardner 215-885-4277
A program to provide meals for the isolated home-bound. Fill trays with a balanced meal (usually leftovers from dinner). Freeze the trays and place in the freezer in Lynaugh Hall.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Betty Loftus 215-659-7720
Blood Drive that currently takes place in the Msgr. Nugent Parish Center twice a year in early October and late March. Several volunteers give about an hour of their time to call prior donors from the parish and surrounding area to schedule appointments. We also have a representative from the parish at the drive to greet the donors.

Athletic Ministry

Bill Sharkey
The CYO program offers various athletic programs for students in 5-12 grades who are members of the parish. For a description of the programs offered, please visit www.queenofpeacecyo.com

Boy Scouts Troop 427

James Rankin 215-884-6957
Queen of Peace Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, Troop 427. The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Meetings are Wednesday nights in Lynaugh Hall.

Brownies Troop 7758/Girl Scouts

Sue Carlson 215-885-1570
Mission: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Meet twice per month.

Collection Counters

Frank Maloney 215-884-3085
Purpose: to count all gifts received from the weekend Masses, Holidays, and all other special collections. Parishioners are contacted by the Pastor and invited to become a Counter.

Garden Club

Beth Rooney 215-277-5884
This group cares for and maintains the flower beds of the parish campus.

H.O.P.E.: Caring & Sharing

Gloria Schoppe 215-886-3551
Sr. Mary Crawford 215-887-4785
H.O.P.E. is an outreach ministry that provides support to the homebound parishioners of Queen of Peace. Support primarily includes transportation to local medical appointments. It also provides telephone calls that give assurance, & prayer intentions for the homebound.

Leisure Club

Dick Marston 215-659-9362
Where friends come together to join in a relaxing atmosphere of games, entertainment, and travel, in addition to discussing and acting on matters concerning the Club. Meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at the Jenkintown VFW.

Lenten Soups

Trudy Pugliese
This group makes a variety of meatless soups that are shared in Lynaugh Hall during each Friday evening in Lent.

Melodrama

Eileen Rambo 215-659-4610
The acting adults (and not so acting adults) of the parish want to entertain our community with funny spoofs and our wacky sense of humor. Whether we were hunting vampires in the play, “Van Highstrung” or figuring out who murdered mob boss DonVito in “Murder Most Fowl” we have an awesome time making people laugh. So… if you would like a night out to eat, drink, (oh, did we mention it’s a Dinner Theater too?) and to have a great time… stay tuned to our bulletin for our upcoming show. And if you would like to join our crazy acting family, keep an eye open for auditions in the fall, or feel free to call the number above!

Men of Queen of Peace (MOQOP)

Don Miller 215-886-8650
A social and spiritual organization for all men of the parish 18 and older. Organization meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM.

Prayer Network

Dorothy Varilla 215-659-1449
Chris Barba 215-887-9602
This a network of volunteers who pray daily for the intentions of our parishioners and their friends. We are blessed to have people who believe that prayer can move mountains and with God, all things are possible. We invite you to share your prayer intentions with the Prayer Network by calling either of the numbers above or use the Prayer Request Page to submit your intention through our parish website. Either way they will be passed on to our “pray-ers.” If you would like to become an active member to receive and pass on calls, please contact one of the above people.

Queen’s Lottery

Don Miller 215-886-8650
This is a vital Parish fundraiser since 1999. Chances are sold at the rectory or at weekend masses. Tickets are $1.00 for 2 chances to win. Bingo balls are spun and picked every Monday in Lynaugh Hall from September through mid-June from 6:30 – 8:00.

Respect Life/Pro Life

John/Vicki Cochrane 215-885-3318
Maureen Lomady 215-659-6944
This organization gathers with respect life groups from other local parishes to pray for and promote awareness and respect for all human life. It also organizes activities for Respect Life Month and “March for Life.”

Roslyn Catholic Credit Union

Patti Flood 215-657-1177
The Credit Union is a federally insured and regulated financial institution established in 1958 in St. John of the Cross Parish. It was established to help members with basic savings and loan needs. Membership is open to any member of the Roslyn, PA St. John of the Cross Parish, and his/her immediate family members. The Credit Union is open Monday evenings 7:30pm – 9pm

Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign

Dorothy Varilla 215-659-1449
This Rosary Group that meets the last Thursday of each Month for about a ½ hour in Lynaugh Hall to pray the Rosary for the renewal of family life in the parish and in the world.

Scrip Gift Card Program

Leslie Wright 215-885-8495
Pam Patchak 215-300-0362
This is a gift card/gift certificate program in which the parish purchases the gift cards at a discount and sold to parishioners at face value. The difference – or credits – are then shared between the parish (25%), the Scrip Program (5% to defer shipping costs), and the tuition account of parishioners, their friends, or a family in need (70%). Credits are used to offset cost of tuition and fees to any school ~ preschool, elementary school, high school, public school fees, trade school, or college.

Seniors

Budd Little 215-361-9980
This active social group holds monthly activities and conducts many trips. The group meets once a month (3rd Wednesday of the month) in Lynaugh Hall.

Social/Hospitality Committee

Kathy Oursler 215-588-6523
This group helps plan, organize, and serve refreshments after various special Masses, functions, gatherings, and meetings. Volunteers are always needed to bake, set up, serve, and clean up. Information is sent via email when volunteers are needed.

Sodality

JeanAnn Discavage 215-350-3113
Meets Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. for prayers for the Perpetual Novena in Honor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and devotions.